New Delhi: Lionel Messi inspired a 3-0 home win over Colombia scoring one goal and laying on the other two to put Argentina’s World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.
After two successive defeats, Argentina needed a superb peformance from their talismanic striker and he did not disappoint.
Argentina took a ninth-minute lead when Messi curled his free kick over the wall and into the top left corner of David Ospina`s net off the underside of the bar for his 57th Argentina goal.
Watch his goal here:
Messi's stunning freekick goal in slow motion pic.twitter.com/f2sttc8Mxx
— Messi ❤️ (@VlSCABARCA) November 16, 2016
— Séan GARNIER S3 (@seanfreestyle) November 16, 2016
The win lifted Messi`s team, recovering from two successive defeats, into fifth place in the South American group with 19 points, one behind Ecuador and Chile, who beat Uruguay 3-1 with an Alexis Sanchez brace.